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2009 HOUSTON ASTROS

+    Level: MLB
Location:  Houston,TX
Team Record:  74-88   .457
Result:   5th in National League - Central Division
Manager(s):  Cecil Cooper, Dave Clark
General Manager:   Ed Wade
Stadium:  Minute Maid Park
Attendance:  2,521,076
Payroll:  $102,996,414
Playoffs:  -

Houston Astros affiliate history
Oldest Player:  Doug Brocail (42)
Youngest Player:  Bud Norris (24)
Longest Tenure:  Lance Berkman (11)
Top Hitter:  Michael Bourn (15)
Top Pitcher:  Wandy Rodriguez (14)
Top Draft Pick:  Jiovanni Mier (#21)

Roster Continuity:  77.22%
Top Prospect:   Jason Castro
National League Standings
CentralWLPctGB
St. Louis9171.562--
Chi Cubs8378.5167.5
Milwaukee8082.49411.0
Cincinnati7884.48113.0
Houston7488.45717.0
Pittsburgh6299.38528.5

TEAM INFORMATION
Contract data is available from the mid 2000s until the present day. Shaded records are players who signed multi-year contracts. The list of contracts may not be complete. Visit the Data Store if you're interested in purchasing the contract data.
Player NameContract Signed byStartEndLengthValuePer YearContract Notes
Alberto AriasHouston Astros200920091$ 401,500 
Brandon BackeHouston Astros200920091$ 1,550,000 Avoided arbitration
Yorman BazardoHouston Astros200920091$ 400,000 Minor league contract
Lance BerkmanHouston Astros200520106$ 85,000,000$ 14.17mClub option for 2011
Geoff BlumHouston Astros200920091$ 1,100,000 Option Exercised at 250 plate appearances
Aaron BooneHouston Astros200920091$ 750,000 
Michael BournHouston Astros200920091$ 434,500 
Doug BrocailHouston Astros200920091$ 2,750,000 Club option for 2010 ($2.85m)
Tim ByrdakHouston Astros200920091$ 1,000,000 Avoided arbitration
Chris CostePhiladelphia Phillies200920091$ 460,000 
Darin ErstadHouston Astros200920091$ 1,750,000 
Jeff FulchinoHouston Astros200920091$ 400,000 
Geoff GearyHouston Astros200920091$ 1,700,000 Avoided arbitration
Sam GervacioHouston Astros200920091$ 400,000 
Mike HamptonHouston Astros200920091$ 2,000,000 
LaTroy HawkinsHouston Astros200920091$ 3,500,000 
Matt KataHouston Astros200920091$ 400,000 Minor League Contract
Jeff KeppingerCincinnati Reds200920091$ 427,500 
Carlos LeeHouston Astros200720126$ 100,000,000$ 16.67m$3m signing bonus
Wilton LopezSan Diego Padres200920091$ 400,000 
Tommy ManzellaHouston Astros200920091$ 400,000 
Kazuo MatsuiHouston Astros200820103$ 16,500,000$ 5.50m$1.5m signing bonus
Edwin MaysonetHouston Astros200920091$ 400,000 
Jason MichaelsHouston Astros200920091$ 750,000 
Brian MoehlerHouston Astros200920091$ 2,300,000 Mutual option for 2010
Russ OrtizHouston Astros200920091$ 750,000 Minor League Contract
Roy OswaltHouston Astros200720115$ 73,000,000$ 14.60mClub option for 2012 ($16m with $2m buyout)
Felipe PaulinoHouston Astros200920091$ 405,000 
Hunter PenceHouston Astros200920091$ 439,000 
Humberto QuinteroHouston Astros200920091$ 610,000 avoided arbitration
Ivan RodriguezHouston Astros200920091$ 1,500,000 
Wandy RodriguezHouston Astros200920091$ 2,600,000 Avoided arbitration
Billy SadlerSan Francisco Giants200920091$ 401,500 
Chris SampsonHouston Astros200920091$ 449,000 
Jason SmithHouston Astros200920091$ 400,000 Minor League Contract
Miguel TejadaBaltimore Orioles200420096$ 72,000,000$ 12.00m$12m signing bonus
J.R. TowlesHouston Astros200920091$ 401,500 
Jose ValverdeHouston Astros200920091$ 8,000,000 avoided arbitration
Wesley WrightHouston Astros200920091$ 425,000 



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